Hutchison has allowed just two runs over his last 11 1/3 innings pitched. He will make his next start Thursday against Baltimore.
As Chacin continues his progression, a timeline for his potential return is also clearing up. He will make at least one rehab start following Saturday's, April 24, likely in Colorado Springs. If all goes well there, he might be cleared to return to the majors April 29 against the Diamondbacks, but likely won't need more than one additional rehab start regardless.
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Reyes exited opening day with a hamstring injury, which caused him to land on the DL. He hit just .228/.267/.281 in 57 at-bats this spring.
"I'm hoping," Weiss said. "You never know with these things but I feel pretty good that he won't have to go on the DL."
Rzepczynski relieved Justin Masterson in the middle of the seventh and lasted only six pitches before he was puled. He surrendered a run-scoring single to Munenori Kawasaki and failed to record an out before manager Terry Francona brought Cody Allen to replace the southpaw. Rzepczynski owns a 1.35 ERA and a 5:4 K:BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings pitched.
Masterson owns a 4.98 ERA, a 1.57 WHIP and 24:11 K:BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings pitched. He will make his next start Wednesday against Kansas City.
"The arm is ahead of the knee. We've got to get the legs in shape," general manager Jon Daniels said.
"He's been doing good," manager Robin Ventura said of Beckham. "He's getting closer. You want to make sure you get a good five, six in a row where you don't feel anything, so you know, even when they do it, there are no signs. It just happens. Knowing that he's had it before, you want to just nip it."
Hamels has been working his way back from inflammation in his left shoulder, but has looked sharp in recent rehab starts. He will join the team in Colorado during their upcoming series, and will likely be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.